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2017 World Science Festival

Join Danielle for a free event at the 2017 World Science Festival in NYC. Danielle will be in conversation with journalist Susannah Meadows as part of the Science and Story Cafe. Book signing to follow. More

Poetry and Medicine Symposium

Danielle Ofri will be speaking alongside Rafael Campo and others at the Hippocrates Symposium on Poetry and Medicine. Saturday May 6th 8 am to 5 pm Harvard Medical School Boston, MA Register here Conference includes screening of the documentary “Why Doctors Write.” More

Poetry and Medicine Symposium

Danielle Ofri will be speaking alongside Rafael Campo and others at the Hippocrates Symposium on Poetry and Medicine. Saturday May 6th 8 am to 5 pm Harvard Medical School Boston, MA Register here More

Poetry and Medicine Symposium

Danielle Ofri will be speaking alongside Rafael Campo and others at the Hippocrates Symposium on Poetry and Medicine. Saturday May 6th 8 am to 5 pm Harvard Medical School Boston, MA Register here Conference includes screening of the documentary “Why Doctors Write.” More

Bellevue Auxiliary

The Bellevue Auxiliary is a century-old humanitarian organization that provides “whatever it takes” to improve the experience of patients. From childcare services to research funds to transportation to smoking cessation programs to outdoor garden to the World Trade Center clinic, the Bellevue Auxiliary has been there to help. Danielle Ofri will be speaking at the … More

Washington Post Review of “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear.”

“If you’ve switched physicians in search of someone more caring, or left an exam feeling unseen and unheard, you will find much to appreciate in Danielle Ofri’s perceptive book. ” More

A Bellevue Doctor on Trump, Exam Room Conversations and Her New Book

Ofri draws on anecdotes and evidence in her new book, “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear,” to argue that, even as technology advances, conversation between patients and doctors remains the “most potent diagnostic—and therapeutic—tool in medicine.” More

Are We Missing the Most Important Aspect of Health Care?

As the medical industry strives for a virtual world in which diagnoses are made and prescriptions rendered on a smartphone app, Ofri argues that successful conversation is the primary driver of healing. Sadly dialectics remain a longstanding elephant in the office: doctors enter with opinions, patients their own, the ticking clock on the wall in plain view of both parties. More

Should Doctors Treat Trump Anxiety?

Doctors deal with side effects all the time—side effects of medications, side effects of diseases, side effects of treatments. But side effects of an election is new territory for us. We can report medication side effects to the FDA, but to whom do we report election side effects? More

“The Waiting Room”

The novel, “The Waiting Room,” takes place over the course of a single day, and captures how a doctor and her community of patients navigate the crises of both their inner worlds and the outer world. More

Free Public Lecture in Boston Dec 1

Join Danielle for a free public lecture in Boston about emotions in medicine. More

“What Doctors Feel” in Japanese

“What Doctors Feel” is now available in Japanese! More

“What Doctors Feel” in Japanese

“What Doctors Feel” is now available in Japanese! More

Should Doctors Care About Happiness?

We in the health care professions need to notice and inquire about happiness the same way we do other aspects of our patients’ lives. More

Patients, and Doctors, Aren’t Dying at Home

Doctors, it turns out, aren’t much different than everyone else when it comes to where they die. More

Books by Danielle Ofri

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